All Entries in March, 2012

Nightline rules late-night Friday

In late-night metered-market households Friday night: * In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.9/7; CBS’s “Late...

More people made a Friday date with Dateline

* At 8 p.m. ET, “Who Do You Think You Are?” averaged a 0.8/3 in 18-49 and 5.1 million viewers overall and ranked #2...

ABC mixes new and old for Friday success

With a mix of repeat and original programming opposite all first-run competition, ABC finished in a virtual tie for #1 with CBS in Adults...

Martin/Zimmerman case knocks politics to newshole #2

The shooting of Trayvon Martin was the number one news story during the week of 3/19-3/25 in a split decision, according to the latest...

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FCC wants a definition for MVPD and channel

A battle over program access between Sky Angel US and Discovery Communications over carriage of the latter’s Animal Planet basic cable offering has the...

FCC

Tribune, DirecTV in stalemate

UPDATE: There was no deal afterall. The Tribune stations were pulled from DirectTV as of midnight Saturday (3/31). It looked like a past-deadline impasse...

Tribune Broadcasting

Regional Format Popularity Variations

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Current event: Olbermann gets walking papers

Keith Olbermann brought star power to cable news/opinion channel Current, formed by Al Gore and...

Keith Olbermann

Big union merger approved to form SAG-AFTRA

Despite some recent battling in court with dissidents, it was hardly a surprise that members of the...

SAG - AFTRA / One Union

Stocks ended Q1 with an advance

A Commerce Department report that consumer spending rose in February added to optimism on Friday as stock traders bet on a recovering economy as...

WOGL holding 25th Anniversary concert

CBS Radio’s Classic Hits WOGL-FM Philadelphia announced its 25th Anniversary Concert featuring Philadelphia’s own Daryl Hall and John Oates at the historic Tower Theater...

WAMU changes schedule for 88.5 HD3 “Intersection”

American University’s WAMU-FM 88.5 DC has made changes to the weekday schedule for its Intersection 88.5 HD3. From 10-11 a.m., Monday-Friday, Intersection will air...

Hampton Hotels launches “Feel the Hamptonality” (video)

Hampton Hotels’ newest campaign, “Feel the Hamptonality,” is geared towards male and female business travelers, leisure travelers and millennial travelers. Each spot highlights a...

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Canada to slash CBC budget

The federal budget delivered by Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty 3/29  shows $115 million in cuts to pubcaster Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) over the...

CBC Radio

Another easy win for Fox

“American Idol” crushed the completion as Fox won Thursday. ABC and NBC were beaten by Univision in 18-49 for the second straight day, although...